By GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG – THE Sasol Global Touring Car Championship is revving up for its new nine-round season.
The second season starts next week with a grid of at least 16 cars, visiting Cape Town for the first of two occasions this season.
Christopher Kabosha, Senior Manager: Marketing and Public Affairs at Sasol Energy, says Sasol’s GTC Championship sponsorship is delivering in terms of ability to conduct research on the performance of products while the Championship provides a fantastic platform to showcase products.
“The Sasol GTC Championship sponsorship also supports and provides us with opportunities to promote our Sasol brand,” says Kabosha.
He spoke in Sandton at the launch of the season.
The Championship, launched in 2016, is the new premier circuit racing category in South African motorsport and is endorsed by Motorsport South Africa (MSA).
Sasol, who has been South Africa’s premier motorsport sponsor for over 50 years, is the naming rights sponsor, fuel supplier and broadcast sponsor of the GTC Championship.
With nine rounds and two races per event, 18 races are scheduled between March 25 and November 25, the Sasol GTC championship will bring high-octane racing action to thousands of spectators around the country.
Heading the entry list is the defending champion Michael Stephen, joined once more by Simon Moss in their Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTCs.
GTC co-founder, Gary Formato, says they will have a consistent field of 16 cars on the grid.
“We are going out of our way to attract more privateers to the series and swell the grids even further. I hope to have 24 cars on the grid for year three,” adds Formato.
Engines rev for expanded Sasol GTC season
By GIFT NDOLWANE